Public building from Byzantine period exposed in Acre

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 12, 2011 17:03

For the first time in the history of the study of Acre in northern Israel, a public building from the Byzantine period, dating back some 1,500 years, has been exposed in the city, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Sunday.

"The size of the building, the impressive construction, as well as the finds – an abundance of roof tiles, parts of marble ornamentations, the pottery and coins – all point to a public structure (possibly a church) that served the Bishop of Acre’s city in the Byzantine period," Nurit Feig, the excavation director said in a statement.




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